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mal·func·tion

 (măl-fŭngk′shən)
intr.v. mal·func·tioned, mal·func·tion·ing, mal·func·tions
To fail to function properly.
n.
A failure to function properly.

malfunction

(mælˈfʌŋkʃən)
vb
(intr) to function imperfectly or irregularly or fail to function
n
failure to function or defective functioning

mal•func•tion

(mælˈfʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. failure to function properly.
v.i.
2. to fail to function properly.
[1925–30]

malfunction


Past participle: malfunctioned
Gerund: malfunctioning

Imperative
malfunction
malfunction
Present
I malfunction
you malfunction
he/she/it malfunctions
we malfunction
you malfunction
they malfunction
Preterite
I malfunctioned
you malfunctioned
he/she/it malfunctioned
we malfunctioned
you malfunctioned
they malfunctioned
Present Continuous
I am malfunctioning
you are malfunctioning
he/she/it is malfunctioning
we are malfunctioning
you are malfunctioning
they are malfunctioning
Present Perfect
I have malfunctioned
you have malfunctioned
he/she/it has malfunctioned
we have malfunctioned
you have malfunctioned
they have malfunctioned
Past Continuous
I was malfunctioning
you were malfunctioning
he/she/it was malfunctioning
we were malfunctioning
you were malfunctioning
they were malfunctioning
Past Perfect
I had malfunctioned
you had malfunctioned
he/she/it had malfunctioned
we had malfunctioned
you had malfunctioned
they had malfunctioned
Future
I will malfunction
you will malfunction
he/she/it will malfunction
we will malfunction
you will malfunction
they will malfunction
Future Perfect
I will have malfunctioned
you will have malfunctioned
he/she/it will have malfunctioned
we will have malfunctioned
you will have malfunctioned
they will have malfunctioned
Future Continuous
I will be malfunctioning
you will be malfunctioning
he/she/it will be malfunctioning
we will be malfunctioning
you will be malfunctioning
they will be malfunctioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been malfunctioning
you have been malfunctioning
he/she/it has been malfunctioning
we have been malfunctioning
you have been malfunctioning
they have been malfunctioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been malfunctioning
you will have been malfunctioning
he/she/it will have been malfunctioning
we will have been malfunctioning
you will have been malfunctioning
they will have been malfunctioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been malfunctioning
you had been malfunctioning
he/she/it had been malfunctioning
we had been malfunctioning
you had been malfunctioning
they had been malfunctioning
Conditional
I would malfunction
you would malfunction
he/she/it would malfunction
we would malfunction
you would malfunction
they would malfunction
Past Conditional
I would have malfunctioned
you would have malfunctioned
he/she/it would have malfunctioned
we would have malfunctioned
you would have malfunctioned
they would have malfunctioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malfunction - a failure to function normallymalfunction - a failure to function normally  
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
blowout - a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus; "the right front tire had a blowout"; "as a result of the blowout we lost all the lights"
stall - a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
Verb1.malfunction - fail to function or function improperlymalfunction - fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
jam - get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"
function, operate, work, run, go - perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

malfunction

verb
1. break down, fail, go wrong, play up (Brit. informal), stop working, be defective, conk out (informal), develop a fault Radiation can cause microprocessors to malfunction.
noun
1. fault, failure, breakdown, defect, flaw, impairment, glitch There must have been a computer malfunction.

malfunction

verb
To work improperly due to mechanical difficulties:
Translations
سوء الأداء، قُصور في الأداء
selhánívada
funktionsfejl
bilun, gangtruflun
kļūdanepareiza darbība
arızabozukluk

malfunction

[mælˈfʌŋkʃən]
A. N [of machine] → fallo m, mal funcionamiento m
B. VIfuncionar mal

malfunction

[ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃən]

malfunction

n (of liver etc)Funktionsstörung f; (of machine)Defekt m; a malfunction of the carburettorein Defekt mim Vergaser, ein defekter Vergaser
vi (liver etc)nicht richtig arbeiten; (machine etc)defekt sein, nicht richtig funktionieren; (system)versagen, nicht richtig funktionieren; the malfunctioning partdas defekte Teil

malfunction

[ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃn] ncattivo funzionamento

malfunction

(mӕlˈfaŋkʃən) noun
faulty performance or a faulty process. There's a malfunction in the main engine.

mal·func·tion

n. disfunción, funcionamiento defectuoso;
v. funcionar mal.
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